LinuxSecurity.com
Share your story
The central voice for Linux and Open Source security news
Home News Topics Advisories HOWTOs Features Newsletters About Register

Welcome!
Sign up!
EnGarde Community
Login
Polls
What is the most important Linux security technology?
 
Advisories
Community
Linux Events
Linux User Groups
Link to Us
Security Center
Book Reviews
Security Dictionary
Security Tips
SELinux
White Papers
Featured Blogs
All About Linux
DanWalsh LiveJournal
Securitydistro
Latest Newsletters
Linux Advisory Watch: November 21st, 2014
Linux Security Week: November 17th, 2014
Subscribe
LinuxSecurity Newsletters
E-mail:
Choose Lists:
About our Newsletters
RSS Feeds
Get the LinuxSecurity news you want faster with RSS
Powered By

  
Security needs bring redundant systems back in style Print E-mail
User Rating:      How can I rate this item?
Source: SearchSecurity - Posted by Pax Dickinson   
Security Whether you're considering a multifunction appliance, a broad suite of software or a combination of both to secure your Windows infrastructure, security consultants say there is one key principal to keep in mind: Don't rely on a single vendor for everything.

The issue comes to the fore as more market-leading vendors introduce devices that offer a simple way to ward off all types of security breaches with a single device.

Networking powerhouse Cisco Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif., has become the latest to deliver a multifunction security appliance, which is loaded with a firewall, gateway antivirus, spyware and adware protection, intrusion protection features and other threat-defense services. The ASA 5500 sits at the network's edge, blocking unwanted incoming traffic. It can also be used inside a corporate network by IT managers who want to block access to certain data center assets.

Cisco, whose executives said at the recent Interop 2005 conference that the technology will eventually be included in the company's line of Catalyst switches, is not the first to bundle different capabilities together. Companies such as Fortinet Inc., Internet Security Systems Inc. and Symantec Corp., have also done it.

With threat levels and regulatory diligence increasing, administrators responsible for Windows-based systems are starting to favor security products that guard the perimeter, the desktop and the data center. But with a such a wide array of choices, selecting one can be a daunting task.

Read this full article at SearchSecurity

Only registered users can write comments.
Please login or register.

Powered by AkoComment!

 
< Prev   Next >
    
Partner

 

Latest Features
Peter Smith Releases Linux Network Security Online
Securing a Linux Web Server
Password guessing with Medusa 2.0
Password guessing as an attack vector
Squid and Digest Authentication
Squid and Basic Authentication
Demystifying the Chinese Hacking Industry: Earning 6 Million a Night
Free Online security course (LearnSIA) - A Call for Help
What You Need to Know About Linux Rootkits
Review: A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Fifth Edition
Yesterday's Edition
Google Releases Open Source Tool for Testing Web App Security Scanners
Most Targeted Attacks Exploit Privileged Accounts
NotCompable sets new standards for mobile botnet sophistication
Hands on with Caine Linux: Pentesting and UEFI compatible
Partner Sponsor

Community | HOWTOs | Blogs | Features | Book Reviews | Networking
 Security Projects |  Latest News |  Newsletters |  SELinux |  Privacy |  Home
 Hardening |   About Us |   Advertise |   Legal Notice |   RSS |   Guardian Digital
(c)Copyright 2014 Guardian Digital, Inc. All rights reserved.